Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Back from holiday

Subtitle: I Will Survive

And so she’s back!
From outer Banff!
I just walked in to sunny spring
With a hopeful look upon my face
I should have heard from that competition
I should have won the lottery
But instead I find bills and a second
Work project waiting for me
Go on now go
Walk out the door
Just turn around Jayne
‘cause your holiday’s over now for sure
Weren’t this sorted out before I said goodbye
Instead I’d eaten apple crumble
And blithely told the bills bye bye
Oh no I sigh
I will survive
As long as I have chocolate
I know I will stay alive
I’ve got all my stories to tell
I’ve got ebay and etsy items to sell
And I’ll survive
I will survive

Oh Canada! We had fun, you and I. But all too soon the days fly and here I am once again, staring out of the office window. I’m pleased to report I am in one piece, no broken bones, which is amazing considering I spent ten days sliding down various mountains at speed. It was blummin’ cold though – the lowest temperature was -35 and we were told to check for frostbite. Yikes. I ended up wearing so many layers and kit that I looked like an undersized Stormtrooper.

I have a bit of jet-lag and work has plunged me into the deep end without a paddle, so comments and posts may be a bit sporadic as I try to catch up around the edges. But there will be a few more posts about lovely Canada coming up soon!


Lyrics adapted from Gloria Gaynor's song I Will Survive


Me said...
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Eliza said...

Glad you had a good time. I'd love to try snowboarding.

Lana D said...

Love the re-write on the lyrics! I (and my son) would love to learn to snow-board. You look like you were having a grand time!

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely area to go into, during the summer. Alas you wouldn't snowboard.It sounds real fun.I backpacked into that area a few years back, wearing bear bells and thinking we might be the only ones.Welcome back

Maria Zannini said...

Welcome back! You picked a heck of a time to visit Canada. Even the poor Canadians were cold.

It sounds like you had a good time though.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Good for you!! Hugs..

Jules said...

Welcome back and a good time it seems you had. Never been snowboarding but I love singing the first part :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Áine Tierney said...

looking forward to hearing more about your trip.

Anne Gallagher said...

Oh how much fun! In Banff! Welcome home. Glad you're back. Nice lyrics too.

KarenG said...

Does it feel like spring now after coming home from Canada? I'm wanting to go to Guatemala right about now. In fact if I was independently wealthy I'd stay there all winter every year.

Shirley Wells said...

Glad you had fun!

Love the lyrics, by the way. I shall now have that song stuck in my head for days. Thanks. ;)

Old Kitty said...

And you survived!! Hey! Hey!

(Cut to clip of you in sparkly disco gear rollerskating under a big disco twinkly ball thing during the musical intermission).


The blogworld is now a happier, brighter and more fab place now that you're BAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!

Take care

The Miss Adventure Journals said...

I just discovered your blog so I thought I would say hi before I comment all over the place. Your site has the two things I love most: travel and writing. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

Maggie May said...

Bravo. You arrived back in one piece and on a sunny day!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Debbie said...

Looks fun but too cccccold for me.

Talli Roland said...

Yay! Welcome home. Glad you had fun in my homeland, despite the cold! :)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, I can commiserate! Life simply does not properly respect the returning holiday maker. The bills continue, the long hours return, and everyone expects you to immediately jump back into the deep end of the pond. Yes, there is still chocolate, and that certainly helps.

But welcome home!! And all in one piece, with no frostbite I trust! Marvelous, and impressive, photo. Can't wait to read all about it.

Fran said...

Great rewrite of the song. I was singing away.

The Golden Eagle said...

Welcome back! :)

Glad to hear you had a good time.

penandpaints said...

Yay, great lyrics there, hehe. Glad you had a good time, love the photo :)

jbchicoine said...

Looks as if you were having a good ol' time! Welcome back to the real world! (slowly and gently, of course)

The Las Vegas Writer said...

So jealous! I need a vacation!

Happy Frog and I said...

Sounds like you have had a blast and I really love the photo of you, jealous, me?! Great to have you back though, you have been missed. :-)

Pat Tillett said...

"As long as I have chocolate
I know I will stay alive"
Classic line!
Love the snow board photo!
Great post...

Fouad Oodian said...

I am happy for you.